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LOWER DAUPHIN SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTORS
Work Session Record
November 4, 2013



I. CALL TO ORDER

The Lower Dauphin School Board met this evening at 7:00 p.m. for a work session at the
District Administration Center with President Todd M. Kreiser presiding.

II. OPENING CEREMONY
The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

III. ATTENDANCE

Responding to Roll Call were Board Members, Mr. Todd M. Kreiser, Ms. Rebecca D.
Kline, Mrs. Marcela D. Myers, Mr. Jeffrey A. Neely, Mr. Keith E. Oellig, Mrs. Renae M.
Paladino, Mrs. Laurie N. Reichert, and Mr. Eric Samples, as well as Dr. Sherri L. Smith,
Superintendent. Mrs. Dana A. Barry was absent.

Staff members present included Mr. Robert Schultz, Assistant Superintendent; Mrs.
Michelle D. Shuler, Business Manager; Mrs. Angela Hepner, Director of Human
Resources; Mr. Andrew McCrea, Director of Pupil Services; Mr. James Hazen,
Community Relations Coordinator; Mrs. Melanie Shaver-Durham, Director of
Elementary Education; Mr. David Marshall, Supervisor of Operations & Maintenance,
Dr. Kevin White, Director of Information & Technology Services; Mr. Todd Neuhard,
High School Principal; and Mr. Edward Gnall, Mr. Justin Hanula, Dr. Michael Lausch,
and Dr. Douglas Winner, Elementary Principals.

Also in attendance was a press representative from The Press and Journal and The Sun.


IV. RECOGNITION OF GUESTS AND SCHEDULED SPEAKERS
Dr. Smith welcomed scouts, Matthew Little and Daniel Little, and their father, John
Little. The boys are working toward their communication merit badge.


V. REPORTS

A. COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR Mr. Jim Hazen reported:
 Report cards are going home on November 8.
 Field Hockey plays its opening round state playoff game on November 5
against Conestoga at Milton Hershey at 5:00.
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 District playoff tickets for football are on sale at the high school for Friday
night’s home game against Chambersburg.
 Veteran’s Day is next Monday and our schools always do a nice job
recognizing our veterans. The Middle School will be having a ceremony on
November 8 featuring Emily Shertzer, a 1998 graduate who enlisted in the Air
Force in 2009. South Hanover and Nye Elementary both have ceremonies on
the 11
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featuring staff members who are veterans. Mr. Nelson will speak at
South Hanover and Mr. Kerstetter will speak at Nye.
 The high school fall play, ‘Front’ will be performed November 14-16 at 7 p.m.
 Tomorrow is Election Day, so don’t forget to vote.

B. FEDERAL PROGRAMS Mrs. Melanie Shaver-Durham reported:
 She shared the current enrollment numbers of the reading centers in our three
Title I schools.
 As reported earlier, the Parent Advisory Council meeting will be held this
Wednesday, November 6 in the Nye Cafeteria. She will report on how the
event goes at a later meeting.

C. SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Smith reported:
 On November 1, they had a photo shoot at Conewago Elementary where we
received the Gold LEED Award for the building. Look for a story in a future
edition of The Sun. EI is anticipating coming to the next meeting to present
that award to the Board.
 She shared the high school traffic report update prior to giving Mr. Marshall
the go ahead to install the directional information. This includes the addition
of fire lanes, parent and bus drop off areas, crosswalks, and direction of flow
of traffic signs. Students and parents will be informed of the changes, warning
tickets will be given by the district in the initial weeks, before official citations
being given for violators.
 We have been in discussion as a district with several other districts about the
possibility of starting a new athletic conference starting in the 2016-17 school
year. She will bring this discussion to the board at the next meeting on
November 18.

Dr. Schultz then reviewed the 2013 PSSA and Keystone Update, Part 2. He
shared the three year history by subject area (PSSA Math, Reading and Writing;
and Keystone Algebra, Biology, and Literature), by building, as compared to the
state average scores. He then shared the proficiency by graduation class in math
and reading. Discussion took place on the remediation classes that have been put
in place. Overall, the students, staff and administration did a very good job for the
first time around. Our scores are something to be proud of.

Dr. Smith added we should remember the PSSAs are moving from the PA
Standards to the Core Standards. It is transitional period that is very complex and
has been quite a challenge. She credits Dr. Schultz, our principals and all of our
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teachers for hanging in there as we get through this transition and we can hope we
don’t get a new set of changes at the legislative level. Each of the principal’s
building plan of how they plan to target their weakness in curriculum and
programs is attached to BoardDocs.


VI. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
The minutes shall note that public notice was given for this meeting in accordance with
Act 84 of 1986. Notices and advisements of these meetings will carry the intent that
limited business may be conducted on any scheduled meeting date.


A. CONSENT CALENDAR

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Placeholder)

2. FISCAL ITEMS

a. BILLS (Placeholder)

The bills that will be presented for Board approval are chargeable
against the funds and accounts indicated. The list of bills
recommended for approval will be provided prior to the regular
meeting.


b. TAX EXONERATIONS

Real Per Capita
Municipality Estate 511 & 679 Occup. 511

Conewago $ 0.00 $ 70.00 $ 13,500.00
East Hanover $ 0.00 $ 230.00 $ 65,500.00
Hummelstown $ 0.00 $ 110.00 $ 27,750.00
Londonderry $ 0.00 $ 150.00 $ 33,250.00
South Hanover $ 0.00 $ 240.00 $ 52,250.00

TOTAL $ 0.00 $ 800.00 $192,250.00


3. SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS ON PERSONNEL
ISSUES

a. ADDITIONS/DELETIONS TO PROFESSIONAL
SUBSTITUTE LIST (Placeholder)
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We are recommending the following individuals:

NAME AREA OF CERTIFICATION

Additions:

Deletions:



4. POLICY AND PROGRAM ISSUES

a. HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

It was recommended that homebound instruction be provided for
student(s) based on medical certification.


END OF CONSENT CALENDAR


B. FISCAL

1. TREASURER'S REPORT (Placeholder)

We will be recommending that the Board approve the treasurer's report for
the month of October. The treasurer's report will be provided prior to the
regular meeting.


C. PERSONNEL

1. RESIGNATION – PROFESSIONAL

a. Charity Judson, Music Teacher, Londonderry Elementary School.
Effective: January 3, 2014. Reason: Personal.


2. RESIGNATION – CLASSIFIED

a. Erin Harris, Computer Lab Aide, Nye Elementary School. Effective:
December 20, 2013. Reason: Personal.

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b. Alexis Graham, Special Education Paraeducator, Londonderry Elementary
School. Effective: November 15, 2013. Reason: Personal.


3. EMPLOYMENT – PROFESSIONAL

a. Hillary D. Amici, Long-term Substitute, Family Consumer Science
Teacher, Middle School. Effective: Approximately February 18, 2014
through the end of the 2013-14 school year. Salary: $43,008 prorated.

b. Morgan W. Myers, Long-term Substitute, Learning Support Teacher,
Londonderry Elementary School. Effective: Approximately
January 4, 2014 through the end of the 3rd marking period of the
2013-14 school year. Salary: $43,008 prorated.


D. POLICY AND PROGRAM ISSUES

E. OTHER


VII. INFORMATION ITEMS

A. DATES FOR BOARD MEMBERS' CALENDARS

November 18, 2013 Regular Meeting

December 2, 2013 Reorganization Meeting/Work Session

December 16, 2013 Regular Meeting


B. ADVISEMENTS


VIII. ADJOURNMENT

A closed session followed this meeting for the purpose of discussing teacher negotiations.

Respectfully submitted,



Sharon K. Hagy
Board Secretary

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